Nasogastric aspirate predicts high-risk endoscopic lesions in patients with acute upper-GI bleeding.

@article{Aljebreen2004NasogastricAP,
  title={Nasogastric aspirate predicts high-risk endoscopic lesions in patients with acute upper-GI bleeding.},
  author={Abdulrahman Mohammed Aljebreen and Carlo A. Fallone and Alan N Barkun},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={172-8}
}
BACKGROUND Active upper-GI bleeding (spurting or oozing) or a visible vessel at endoscopy are high-risk lesions that predict recurrence of bleeding. The aim of this study is to determine whether nasogastric aspirate predicts the presence of high-risk lesions. METHODS The Canadian Registry of patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding undergoing Endoscopy was used to identify patients with upper-GI bleeding who underwent nasogastric aspiration and subsequent endoscopy. An association… CONTINUE READING
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